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500+ Best Two Syllable Boy Names 

Searching for two syllable boy names?

Two syllable baby names tend to be bold and strong, plus they feature so many of the popular baby name trends such as old fashioned names and modern, unusual names. 

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Over half of the most popular baby boy names in the UK are two-syllables, and there are so many great ones to choose from!

From old fashioned and Biblical baby boy names like David to modern favourites such as Harry and Dexter there are lots of adorable 2 syllable boy names to be found!

In this ultimate list we’ve got over 500 baby names ideas for you to choose from, plus their meanings.

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Popular two syllable boy names 

These are the best and most popular two syllable boy names. My personal favourites are Theo and Oscar! 

Adam 

Meaning son of the red earth. 

Aiden 

A Gaelic name meaning little fire. 

Archie 

A shortened version of Archibald. Means genuine or bold. 

Brady

An Irish name meaning spirited or broad. 

Brandon 

Meaning  from the beacon hill. 

Caleb

A Hebrew name meaning faithful or brave. 

David

Meaning beloved. 

Dawson

Son of David. 

Dexter

Right handed or fortunate. 

Dylan 

Son of the sea. 

Edward 

Meaning wealth or fortune. 

Ethan 

A Hebrew name meaning strong and solid. 

Freddie 

Peaceful ruler.

Harry

Meaning home or ruler. 

Leo 

Latin word for lion. 

Lucas

Meaning bringer of light. 

Nathan 

Meaning gift.

Noah

Meaning rest or comfort. 

Oscar 

Meaning spear of the gods. 

Teddy

Meaning wealthy or brave people. 

Theo

Meaning gift. 

Thomas 

Meaning twin. 

Wyatt

Meaning brave in world. 

Handsome two syllable boy names 

These are some other two syllable boy names including uncommon and unusual choices.

Abel 

Meaning breath or vapour. 

AJ

People sometimes use this as a shortened version for their child’s initials, but as a name on its own it means unconquerable in Sanskrit. 

Alan 

Meaning handsome in Irish or precious. 

Albert

Meaning noble. 

Alex

Defender of men. 

Alfie 

Meaning elf and wise. 

Andrew

Strong and manly. 

Archer

Meaning bow or bowman. 

Arlen 

Pledge or oath. 

Arthur

A Celtic name meaning bear. 

Asher 

Happy or blessed. 

Ashton

A unisex name meaning ash tree town. 

Atlas

Enduring. 

Arlo 

Meaning rock hill or fortified hill. 

Arrow

After the projectiles you fire from a bow. To fly straight and true. 

Austin 

Meaning great. 

Axel

Father is peace. 

Ayden

An Irish name meaning little fire. 

Bailey

A unisex name meaning bailiff. 

Barrett 

Mighty as a bear. 

Beckett

Meaning bee cottage. 

Bennett

Meaning blessed. 

Benny

Meaning son of the right hand. 

Bentley

A British name meaning meadow. 

Boden

Shelter or one who brings news. 

Bodhi 

Awakening. 

Boston

After the city in the US. Also means town by the woods. 

Bowen

Welsh name meaning son of Owen. 

Bowie

A Scottish and Irish surname meaning fair haired. 

Bridger 

Meaning bridge. 

Brixton

After the district in south London. 

Bronson 

An English name meaning son of brown haired one. 

Bryan/Brian 

Meaning strong and virtuous. 

Bryant 

Meaning noble and strong. 

Bruno

Meaning brown. 

Caden

Spirit of battle. 

Callum 

A Scottish Gaelic name meaning dove. 

Calvin

Little bald one. 

Carson

Son of marsh-dwellers. 

Carter

A British baby name meaning transporter of goods. 

Cashel 

Meaning castle. 

Channing

Meaning young wolf. 

Cody 

Meaning helpful. 

Colton

Old English surname meaning coal town. 

Conrad 

Brave or bold ruler. 

Cooper 

Barrel maker. 

Cormac

An Irish name meaning charioteer. 

Cosmo

A Greek name meaning order or beauty. 

Crosby

At the cross. 

Dallas 

Meaning from the dales. 

Dalton

From the valley town. 

Daniel 

God is my judge. 

Danny

Meaning god is my judge.

Dante 

Meaning enduring. 

Darcy 

Meaning dark one. 

Dayton 

A British name meaning David’s settlement. 

Deacon 

A Greek name meaning servant or messenger. 

Declan 

Man of prayer. 

Dermot

Free man. 

Desmond

Meaning gracious defender. 

Dekker

Meaning roofer or piercing. 

Derek

Meaning power of the tribe. 

Easton 

Meaning east-facing place. 

Edwin 

Meaning rich friend. 

Egan

Fiery or forceful. 

Eli

A short and sweet name, meaning high or elevated. 

Ellis

Meaning kind or benevolent. 

Emmett

A name of Hebrew, German and English origin meaning universal. 

Enzo

Home ruler. 

Evan

A Welsh name meaning youth or god is gracious. 

Exton 

Meaning town on the river

Ezra 

Meaning help or protect. 

Ezrael

Meaning just. 

Fallon

An Irish name meaning superiority. 

Felix 

Meaning happy and prosperous. 

Fenwick 

An Old English name meaning village on the marsh. 

Fintan

Meaning little fair one. 

Finley 

An Irish and Scottish name meaning blond warrior. 

Fisher 

Meaning fisherman 

Fletcher 

Meaning arrow maker. 

Forest

A name of French origin meaning woodsman or woods. 

Francis 

Free man. 

Franklin 

Free man. 

Garrett

Rules by the spear. 

Gatsby

A name made famous by the F Scott Fitzgerald book The Great Gatsby. Means from Gaddesby. 

Gibson

An English name meaning son of Gilbert. 

Grady 

Noble or illustrious. 

Graydon

Meaning son of grey or grey settlement. 

Grayson

Meaning son of grey or grey settlement. 

Griffin

An English and Welsh name meaning lord or prince. Word also refers to a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion. 

Gunner

Warrior. 

Gyver

A shortened version of the name MacGyver, who is the titular character in the long-running US series about a spy with excellent problem-solving skills. 

Hamish

Meaning god protects. 

Harold 

Meaning army ruler. 

Harris 

Meaning son of Harry. 

Hayden 

English name meaning fire. 

Hendrick

Meaning home ruler. 

Hendrix

Rules his household. 

Henry

House ruler. 

Heston

An English name meaning from Heston, which is a part of London. 

Hiro

A Japanese name that can be for boys or girls. Means abundant or tolerant. 

Homer 

Meaning security. 

Hudson

Son of huddle. 

Hugo 

Meaning mind. 

Hunter

One who hunts. 

Huxley

An English name meaning Hugh’s meadow. 

Huxon

From a Latin word meaning just. 

Ian 

Meaning god is gracious. 

Idris 

Studious. 

Indie

An English name that could be a shortened version of Indigo or independence. Indigo means dye from India. Indie is also the nickname of Indiana Jones. 

Irwin 

English name meaning boar or sea friend. 

Isaac

One who laughs. 

Ivan 

Meaning god’s gracious gift. 

Jackson

Son of Jack. 

Jacob 

Supplanter. 

Jagger 

After the lead singer of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger! 

Jasper 

Treasurer. 

Jaxon

God is gracious. 

Jayden 

Meaning thankful. 

Jensen 

A Scandinavian name meaning son of Jens. 

Jesse 

Meaning gift. 

Joey

Short form os Joseph. Meaning God will give. 

Jonah 

Dove. 

Jonas

Dove or peaceful being. 

Jonny 

God has given. 

Jordan 

To flow down or descend. 

Joseph 

God will give. 

Justin 

Meaning just or righteous. 

Karter 

Meaning transporter of goods by cart. 

Kayden 

Son of Cadan or battle. 

Kasen

A Scandinavian name meaning pure. 

Keaton

Place of hawks. 

Kendrick

From the Welsh word meaning greatest champion. 

Kevin 

Meaning handsome. 

Kieran

An Irish name meaning black. 

Kincaid

Meaning battle leader. 

Kingsley 

King’s wood. 

Kingston

Meaning king’s town. 

Kobe 

Supplanter. 

Korbyn

Meaning raven. 

Landon

Long hill. 

Landry 

Meaning ruler. 

Larson 

Meaning crowned with laurel. 

Lathan

An English surname derived from a village in Lancashire in England. 

Lawrence 

Meaning from Laurentum. 

Lawson

An English name meaning son of Lawrence. 

Ledger

Meaning spear tribe. 

Lennon

Meaning lover. 

Lennox

Meaning with many elm trees. 

Levi

Meaning united. 

Liam 

Strong-willed warrior. 

Two syllable baby boy names

Lincoln 

Meaning town by the pool. 

Linden

Meaning linden tree hill. 

Logan

A Scottish name meaning hollow. 

London

After the English capital. 

Louie

Meaning famous warrior. 

Luca

Bringer of light. 

Madden

Little dog. 

Maddox

Fortunate. 

Malcolm 

Meaning devotee of Saint Columba. 

Marshall 

Meaning master of horses. 

Mason

Tradesman or artisan who works in stone. 

Matthew 

Gift of god. 

Maxim

The greatest. 

Maxton

An English name meaning from Maccus town or greatest. 

Maxwell 

Great steam. 

Memphis

After a place in America. Means established and beautiful. 

Merrell

Meaning sparkling sea. 

Miller

One who grinds grain. 

Micah/Mykah

Who is like god. 

Milo/Mylo 

Dear or beloved. 

Mitchell 

Meaning gift from god. 

Niall

Irish name meaning champion. 

Nico 

Meaning victory of people. 

Noble 

Meaning aristocratic. 

Nolan

Meaning famous or champion. 

Oakland

Meaning an enchanting brave person. 

Oakley 

Meaning wood clearing. 

Orson 

Meaning bear. 

Otto

Wealth and prosperity. 

Owen 

An Irish and Welsh name meaning noble or youthful warrior. 

Parker

Park keeper. 

Patrick 

Noble. 

Paxton

Meaning peaceful settlement. 

Percy 

Meaning one who pierces the valley. 

Peter 

Meaning rock. 

Philip 

Meaning horse lover. 

Phoenix

A unisex name meaning dark red. 

Porter

An English name meaning gatekeeper. 

Prescott

Meaning priest’s cottage. 

Preston

A place in Lancashire in England, also means priest’s town. 

Quentin 

Fifth. 

Quincy 

Meaning estate of the fifth son. 

Quirin

Meaning spear. 

Ranger 

An English name meaning forest protector. 

Rasmus

Beloved. 

Raymond 

Meaning counsel protection. 

Remy

Meaning oarsman. 

Rexton

Meaning ruler. 

Rigby

An English name meaning lives in the ruler. 

Riley 

Wood clearing. 

River

Water that flows to the sea. 

Rocco

An Italian name meaning rest. 

Rooney 

Meaning red-haired. 

Rowan

An Irish and English name meaning river in paradise. 

Russell 

Meaning red haired or red skinned. 

Ryan 

Meaning little king. 

Ryatt 

An alternative spelling for Wyatt. Means just or beautiful boy. 

Ryder

Meaning horse rider. 

Samson 

Of the sun. 

Sawyer

Woodcutter. 

Silas

A Greek and Latin name meaning wood or forest. 

Soren

Strict or stern. 

Spencer 

Meaning steward. 

Stephen 

Meaning crown or garland. 

Sterling

An English name meaning genuine. 

Talon 

Meaning the claw of a bird of prey. 

Tatum

Tate’s homestead. 

Tommy

Meaning twin. 

Titan

Defender. 

Toby 

God is good. 

Toivo

Meaning hope. 

Travis 

Meaning to cross. 

Trenton 

Meaning trespasser. 

Tristan 

Meaning sad or sorrowful. 

Tucker 

Meaning tailor. 

Tyler 

Meaning tile maker. 

Tyrone

Meaning from the land of the yew tree. 

Tyson 

Meaning high spirited. 

Urban

Meaning citizen. 

Uri 

Meaning my light. 

Victor 

Meaning conqueror. 

Vincent

Conquering. 

Walker

An English name meaning cloth walker. 

Wallis

Stranger. 

Walter

Commander of the army. 

Warner 

Meaning defending warrior. 

Weston

Meaning a town in the west. 

Woodrow 

Meaning row of houses by a wood. 

Wilder 

Meaning untamed or wild. 

Wilfred

Meaning peace. 

Winston 

An Old English name meaning joy or stone. 

Wylie 

A Scottish name meaning meadow. 

Xander 

A shortened version of Alexander. Means defender of men. 

Xanthos

Meaning golden-haired. 

Yarrow 

Rough stream. 

Zayden 

Meaning growth or increase. 

Ziggy 

Meaning protector or victorious. 

Zion

A Hebrew name meaning Israel. 

Two syllable baby boy names

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